As the new academic year approaches, we are pleased to announce an exciting line-up of events at the
Wee Kim Wee Centre.
Professor Andy C Pratt will discuss the pertinent issues relating to changes in funding model for the arts and cultural sphere. The historic period of exclusive state funding (the European model) has for a variety of reasons come to an end. However, he will argue that policy makers and academics have been slow to take on board the consequences.
In cultural practice galleries, artists and cultural practitioners are developing new complex models of funding that bridge the binary divide of public-private. He argues that it is not a necessary consequence that private funding equals the demise of culture/decline of cultural value (as per Adorno). However, policy makers and academics need more nuanced insights into the organisation of cultural production to ensure that the right support for flourishing culture exists. A do-nothing/do-the-same strategy is not feasible.
Professor Andy C Pratt
Professor Andy C Pratt, Professor of Cultural Economy and Director, City University of London, is an internationally acclaimed expert on the topic of the cultural industries. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences. He has held academic appointments at University College London (Bartlett School of Planning) and LSE (Geography, and Urban Research Centre), King’s College, London (Culture, Media and Creative Industries).... Read More
Similarly, the Public Talk Series features entrepreneurs of different stories, community leaders, and citizens from all walks of life who come together to share, learn and exchange ideas through productive dialogue in a professional yet comfortable environment.
Come join us in these talks that are sure to broaden your perspectives and learning. We look forward to seeing you and having you with us.